10 Useful jQuery Plugins

By / Mar 25, 2011 / Resources

It seems that jQuery plugins are constantly being released, and it’s no surprise since it’s insanely popular, and for good reason. The only problem is being able to sort through them all to find the good ones. That’s why we’re always on the lookout, and we’ve found some good ones for you. Here are 10 fresh jQuery plugins that you should find useful.


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Arbor is a graph visualization library built with web workers and jQuery. Rather than trying to be an all-encompassing framework, arbor provides an efficient, force-directed layout algorithm plus abstractions for graph organization and screen refresh handling.

Mobily Map

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MobilyMap is a jQuery plugin (7KB) that can create a Google Maps-like, draggable interface from any image.

Awkward Viewline

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This is a simple plugin for displaying any type of media on a straight line. As an example it can be used for displaying a product line over the browsers entire width.


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liteAccordion is a horizontal accordion plugin that only weighs 4.5kb, and the themes don’t use any background images.


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Zoomy is a quick and easy plugin that will zoom into a picture. You only need two copies of one image first the display image and then the zoom image.


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Waypoints is a small jQuery plugin that makes it easy to execute a function whenever you scroll to an element.


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Reveal is a lightweight plugin that lets you easily create modal windows.

Subway Map Visualization

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This plugin gives you a way to display data by generating HTML in the form of a subway map.

jQuery Runloop Plugin

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With jQuery Runloop, you can create your own small runloop with keyframes at your own choosing, each with code to execute. You can put whatever code you want in each keyframe, rearrange keyframes easily, and use reusable maps of code and/or animations to share between runloops.

Activity Indicator

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Activity Indicator is a jQuery plugin that renders a translucent activity indicator (spinner) using SVG or VML.

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

  • http://www.sgdoeschwitz.de Grün Weiss

    nice to have, cool article thx

  • http://www.renklisayfa.com ozgurra

    I like zoomy, thx to article.

  • http://www.ehhwhat.co.uk/ ehhwhat.co.uk

    “Reveal” and “Liteaccordion” will come in handy, thanks for the collection.

  • http://rolling-webdesign.com Theo

    Some great stuff in this collection, thanks!

  • http://thiagotessis.com Thiago

    Great! Keep bringing stuff like that :)

  • http://www.glendelmdesign.co.uk Web Design Cambridgeshire

    Wow, there’s some great plugins here. jQuery is becoming so powerful, and thanks for sharing these great tools to make it even more powerful.

  • http://www.gespinha.com Goncalo Espinha

    Great collection!!

    These are so useful nowadays, thanks 😉

  • http://learningweb.info Kristine C

    This is great! This is definitely a useful collection of plugins! Thank you!

  • http://wordpressapi.com Sony

    Nice collection of jquery plugins. Useful for every web developer.

  • http://www.webdesignblog.org.uk AndyJ

    thanks for the list – I didn’t know about zoomy. Am just looking at integrating it into an e-commerce site instead of magiczoom – will save me some cash…

  • http://www.smartdefine.org Alex

    “Reveal” is a good alternative to heavy lightboxes

  • http://www.cpasitesolutions.com Jon

    Waypoints is the handiest thing I’ve seen in years. Thanks for posting!

  • http://www.torbalscales.com ddeja

    Reveal – excellent jquery script. Loved it.


  • http://www.evleniyormusun.com evlilik rehberi

    Useful jQuery plug-ins.Thanx for sharing.

  • http://www.webflysoftware.com adumpaul

    Great collection.Thanks!

  • http://webtips.in Deepanker

    really a nice collection of useful jQuery plugins

  • http://www.devsign.co.za Christopher Becker

    Nicely done, I have a jQuery plugin of my own, still to be presented to the world.

  • http://www.tuljabhavani.in Kedar

    Excellent Collection of Jquery Plugins. I liked lite Accordion